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Designing Inaugural Dresses, Not All Roses

For fashion designers, catching the eye of a first lady can be the opportunity of a lifetime. But sometimes the attention isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Host Michel Martin speaks with fashion critic Robin Givhan about the agony and ecstasy of creating inaugural gowns.
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After Big Year, Emeli Sande's 'Version Of Events'

The Scottish singer-songwriter performed at the Olympics in 2012, and her debut album Our Version of Events sold more copies than any other in the U.K. Emeli Sande performs for host Michel Martin and chats about her whirlwind success.
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Manti Te'o: Story Attributed To Parents Hard To Reconcile With Hoax Report

Notre Dame says its football star was the victim of an elaborate hoax and that he never actually met the "girlfriend" who supposedly died last year. But an Indiana newspaper says it has a recording of an earlier interview with Te'o's parents in which they talked about how their son met the woman.
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In Connecticut, Two Sides Of A Deep Economic Divide

Leafy, tony Greenwich, Conn., feels a world apart from nearby Bridgeport, where unemployment and crime levels have soared as industry has declined. The vast differences in wealth in these two Fairfield County towns reflect a level of income inequality that's among the nation's highest.
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Michigan Man Reels In Giant Goldfish

Fishing at Lake St Claire, Michigan, last weekend, Mike Martin caught a goldfish big enough to mount on his wall. It weighed more than three pounds and was nearly 15 inches long.
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Electric Bikes Make Auto Show Appearance

The makers of tiny Smart cars put an electric bike on display at the Detroit Auto Show. People at the show can also find bikes with pedals, like the Toyota Prius-branded bicycle.
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Notre Dame: Manti Te'o Victim Of Girlfriend Hoax

Star Linebacker Manti Te'o's play gained national attention. His achievements were particularly noteworthy because his last year of play was marred by the deaths of his grandmother and of his girlfriend. Now it appears the girlfriend didn't exist.

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